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Nuclear Scientists/Engineers

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the number of nuclear scientists and engineers. (77714)

The Government are committed to increasing the number of students taking up higher education courses in mathematics, scientific and engineering disciplines. The 10 year science and innovation investment framework, published two years ago jointly by Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Education and Skills, sets out a range of measures to develop a strong supply of scientists, engineers and technologists. It is a matter for each individual higher education institution to decide which courses to offer, including whether to offer courses related to nuclear science.